Over the last few years we've been seeing an increase in the popularity of functional languages, especially in the front-end with languages like Purescript, Elm, and ReasonML. This popularity in front-end functional languages has also helped kindle a resurgence of interest in functional programming for the back-end. In this talk, we'll look at two popular functional programming languages: Elm and Haskell. Our presenter will show you how to build a full application with a Haskell backend and an Elm front-end. We'll also look at how these languages are similar, how they differ, and what we can learn about the ways in which they diverge.
About the Speaker:
Rebecca Skinner is a software developer with over a decade of experience using functional programming languages. She's currently working at Rackspace where she uses Haskell, Go, and Python to build observability, monitoring, and data science tools for the private cloud.
5:30 - 6:00 - Pizza & networking
6:00 - 7:00 - Session + Q&A